BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Food Bank Fund announced its 2020 grant application process is now open through July 31 to Idaho 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide hunger relief, nutrition awareness and/or promote healthy eating. Funds awarded through the grant can be used to operate programs, buy food, get nutrition education materials, expand capacity (new freezers, shelving, transportation, etc.) and/or promote access to and benefit from all these activities and resources for underserved and marginalized populations.
The Idaho Food Bank Fund is financed by Idaho taxpayers when they donate through a "check off" box on their Idaho State tax returns. In 2019, grants totaling $100,000 were allocated to 35 nonprofits that provide nutrition education and hunger relief services across the state.
Hunger relief organizations serving Idaho residents are eligible to apply for these grants. Applications will ask how the request has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but being affected is not required to receive funding. Applicants do not need to be associated with the steward organizations mentioned below to apply for or receive funding. The grants will be awarded in October 2020 and applications can be found online or a hard copy can be requested by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Idaho Food Bank Fund was established in 2009 by the Idaho State Legislature and provides financial support to Idaho nonprofits. It is administered by Catholic Charities of Idaho, Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho and The Idaho Foodbank.